Racecards

16:30 Warwick

Whitson Bloodstock Maiden Handicap (Class F)

  • 19 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 188y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 17.85s
  • 19 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
4th
Silk -
1(14)
Silk - Black, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
40/1
  • Form 300
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10

held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

2(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White stripe and armlets, hooped cap

T K O Gym

174
11/1
  • Form 00000-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7

held up, never dangerous

3(13)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Royal Blue spots
20/1
  • Form 34-0200
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5

tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, soon weakened

4(10)
Silk - Dark Green and Light Blue (quartered), halved sleeves
11/1
  • Form 20-0036
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5

tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5(17)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0-22320
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

held up mid-division, raced keenly, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6(8)
Silk - Pink, White sleeves
  • Form 000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

slowly into stride, held up, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders

7(12)
Silk - Emerald Green, Black diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamond on cap

Taw Park

648
50/1
  • Form 300000/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-4

held up, never dangerous

8(11)
Silk - Emerald Green, White hoop, halved sleeves, Red cap
4/1
  • Form 450-03
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong

9(16)
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink star, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 005025
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

held up, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer

10(1)
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 00606-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13

held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on

11(3)
Silk - Emerald Green and White stripes, Claret and White striped sleeves, Claret cap
50/1
  • Form 005-000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13

held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

12(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, MAROON sleeves and cap
  • Form 00053
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

led, clear well over 1f, headed and no extra inside final furlong

14(19)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 546-000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12

held up, ridden 4f out, soon weakened

15(15)
Silk - Yellow, Grey sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 0000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

held up, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on, never able to challenge

16(5)
Silk - WHITE, BLACK chevrons, RED and WHITE striped sleeves and cap
12/1
  • Form 603000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon one pace

17(6)
Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow diabolo, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamonds
25/1
  • Form 560
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

held up, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten

18(9)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 00/0-050
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10

held up, never dangerous

19(20)
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green chevrons, armlets on sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 00-0000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10

dwelt, always behind

20(18)
Silk - Red and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White spots

Niembro

10
50/1
  • Form 0-400
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

held up, ridden over 4f out, no impression final 2f

13(7)
NR
  • Form 0000-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Another large turnout with plenty of duck-eggs on view and it is more in hope than optimism that we side with Shares to come good at the expense of Bright Eagle and Blue Symphony. Gerard Butler¿s three-year-old showed improved form when fitted with a tongue-strap at Carlisle, keeping on well up the hill to be third to Bond Millennium. He was not stopping and the extra two furlongs will come in handy. Surprisingly, being a son of Turtle Island, that career-best performance came on fast ground, while he had flopped badly in testing conditions earlier, so the ground here should not be a problem. Blue Symphony bids to make up for a costly defeat at Leicester where he was sent off favourite on the back of a promising second to Bally Hall at Brighton the time before. There were no real excuses for that poor effort and in any case the Butler stable should have a line on him through their winner at the Sussex track. Bright Eagle appears to be crying out for the trip after his running on second here last time, and if his tendency to hang left can be corrected, he too can play a part in proceedings. For the winner though, we return to Shares.